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June 30th, 2012 - 11:35 pm § in Sustainability

Rebel Without a Car – Plastic Bag Ban – It’s About Time!

The ban on plastic bags that was approved by the Los Angeles City Council on May 23rd was music to my ears! Even though not everybody is happy with this ban, I know that they will come around eventually. While plastic might not “seem” to affect us urbanites, it actually has a dramatic impact on [...]

May 30th, 2012 - 11:22 pm § in Sustainability

Rebel Without a Car – Happy Earth Year to Everybody!

Many people celebrated Earth Day by going out on a hike, getting out on a bike ride, recycling and upcycling, planting trees and flowers, cleaning up rivers and beaches, and taking their canvas bag to the grocery store. While Earth Day is celebrated as a one day annual event, for many this was just [...]

April 30th, 2012 - 11:17 pm § in Sustainability

Rebel Without a Car – Is Public Transportation For You?

I think public transportation is for everyone. Well, everyone who has access to public transit, everyone who has connections to and from where they need to be, and everyone who doesn’t have to schlepp stuff across town too many times during the day. Okay, maybe it’s not for everybody all the tim[...]

February 20th, 2012 - 11:03 pm § in Sustainability

Rebel Without a Car – When You Ride a Bike, Ride it Right!

There are many reasons one should be riding a bike here in Los Angeles. The weather, the exercise, the rising gas prices are just a few of them. In Southern California we get an average of 15-20 inches of rain each year, which means that we can ride almost every day, without having to worry [&hellip[...]

January 30th, 2012 - 10:55 pm § in Sustainability

Rebel Without a Car – Another One For the Road

On December 2nd, 2011 I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Sydney István Box. The labor was long and painful but the delivery was as planned, all natural. As with my daily choices in sustainability, I wanted to start out Sydney on a natural path, without any drugs or any artificial assistance[...]

December 30th, 2011 - 10:47 pm § in Sustainability

Rebel Without a Car – Being a Smart Shopper This Holiday Season

I’ve never been a big fan of shopping, whether window shopping, grocery shopping, or holiday shopping. It’s always been a chore and a tug of war between my minimalist urgings and my desire for nice things. In the midst of the shopping drama I’ve managed to find peace by looking for ways to spe[...]